Two months seem to fly so fast. I could still remember the time when we still don’t have a trainer, and we would just talk until it’s time to eat and to go home. I have read the Springer style manual for several times, but nothing seems to make sense.
We were so bored that we even thought that we have been forgotten. I could still recall the time when we were envious of the ES trainees since they have already started their training. To my surprise, the training that we were all waiting for will bring us back to kindergarten.
It was quite funny that though I’m already old enough, it felt like that I was toddler learning the alphabet for the first time. I was certainly overwhelmed with all the points and instructions in every page of the file.
As we went through our first practice file, I was in utter chaos. I was not sure of my every move. As I have received my first evaluation, it has definitely shaken my faith in me. I have questioned my skill to properly render subject and verb agreement that I have learned since elementary. It was humorous, yet alarming.
As more weeks unfold, I have discovered more of my weaknesses, but I have stood my ground, trying to keep my faith. I know that I still have a lot to learn, and I am not yet ready to take the full responsibility of a copy editor. Nevertheless, I’m still hopeful that I’ll improve and meet the standards sooner or later. ;p
Today, Friday the 13th of the month of July, Noblesse Key made a remarkable accomplishment. I got the highest mark in our evaluation. The highest score among all evaluations a trainee has reached. I could not be happier to finally hit the jackpot.
“Key, job well done…keep up the good work.” Those words from our trainer reverberated in my eardrums. If felt really good.
When I thought that I lack the qualities to be a good copy editor, the announcement has lift up my hopes and aspirations again. Not only me did a good job but also my co-trainees; as a result, our trainer treated us pizza. What a lucky day today!